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Winnebago County Sees Tourism Growth

Tourist spending in Rockford and Winnebago counties has continues to rise year after year—in 2015 it reached $349.91 million, a 3 percent increase from the previous year, according to the Illinois Department of Commerce’s Office of Tourism.

"We are delighted to see such strong results again this year for the tourism economy in Winnebago County," says Roberta Holzwarth, board chair, Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. "Sustained economic growth is crucial as we transform our region.”

Guide to Greening Your Next Event

Any time that people gather, there’s an increased potential that strong connections, new ideas and lasting memories will be created. The unfortunate side effects often can be excess waste and taxed re-sources, but the meeting and events industry has seen the concept of going green transform from a trendy buzzword to a meaningful effort that’s embraced by many planners, suppliers and attendees alike.

Eco-Conscious Travels In the Garden State

At home, it is easy to keep your carbon foot print a bit smaller, using energy efficient bulbs, separating your recycling, using reusable bags at the grocery store etc. However, on the go it gets a little harder to maintain that eco-friendly lifestyle. That is not the case in New Jersey; there are numerous ways to maintain a small carbon foot print while traveling.

Culture Meets Business in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH IS A HAPPENING PLACE. Buzzwords like sustainability, innovation and affordability have been standard operating procedure for years, which may come as a surprise to those who still conjure images of smokestacks and steel when they think of Pittsburgh. The walkable downtown is an accessible hub of culture and business, surrounded by three rivers and a patchwork of 90 charmingly distinct neighborhoods.

PITTSBURGH PASTIMES

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